Park's Fig Tree Collection
A Pair of Heavy-Fruiting, Handsome Fig Trees!
Here's what you get (1 of each, for a total of 2):
•Petite Black (Petite Negra):
Add a Mediterranean flair to the patio, walkway, or any sunny spot with this naturally dwarf, entirely self-fertile Fig. Just 8 to 10 feet tall (smaller if grown in a container) and spreading, it boasts large, attractive lobed leaves and full-sized fruit of incomparable flavor. All the bounty of a full-sized tree, yet compact enough to be grown on an urban balcony!
'Negronne' bears one crop in midsummer (usually late July), then another in late September. In addition to keeping you in fresh figs for months on end, the sweet fruit lures every bird in the neighborhood to your garden, where you can study them up close as they nibble on the ripe fruit.
With maroon-black skin and bright red flesh, this fig looks as scrumptious as it tastes. Perfect for preserves or raw eating, it is a sweet treat within reach from midsummer till midfall. Zones 7-10.
• Brown Turkey Fig:
Brown Turkey is "the" name in American figs, thanks in large part to its exceptional winter hardiness in zones 6 and 7. This heavy-bearing, handsome spreading tree is compact enough for containers that can be brought indoors north their hardiness range, and with each passing year it grows more beautiful in bark, leaf, and silhouette!
But most of all, Brown Turkey is a fig producer. Expect big crops of 4-inch fruit, deep bronze on the outside and rich amber with hints of pink on the inside. The flesh is succulent, sweet, and tender. And this fig is self-pollinating, so you need plant only one. Whether you want figs for your table or simply to attract birds, Brown Turkey delivers!
This tree reaches 10 to 15 feet high and wide, with smooth bark that grows more ornamental each year. The bare silhouette in winter is very pleasing, and the foliage even more so: large, hand-shaped leaves nearly a foot long and wide cast elegant shadows on the ground and offer nice contrast to other plants in the garden.
The fruit emerges as tiny green nubs beneath the leaves in early to midsummer, growing larger and ripening in fall. Birds adore it, and you will too!
Find a place in full sunshine for Brown Turkey in all but the warmest climates, where it appreciates a bit of afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Very low-maintenance, Brown Turkey needs only good soil drainage plus plenty of water and sun to thrive for many decades. Zones 6-10.
|ItemForm||Trees and shrubs|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Edible, Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Cuisine, Ornamental, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|